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  • titanium jewelry

    Because of its durability, titanium has become more popular for designer jewelry (particularly, titanium rings).Its inertness makes it a good choice for those with allergies or those who will be wearing the jewelry in environments such as swimming pools. Titanium is also alloyed with gold to produce an alloy that can be marketed as 24-carat gold, as the 1% of alloyed Ti is insufficient to require a lesser mark. The resulting alloy is roughly the hardness of 14-carat gold and thus is more durable than a pure 24-carat gold item would be. [View Details]
  • Titanium Future

    Future advances in titanium manufacture are likely to be found in the area of improved ingot production, the development of new alloys, the reduction in production costs, and the application to new industries. Currently, there is a need for larger ingots than can be produced by the available furnaces. Research is ongoing to develop larger furnaces that can meet these needs. Work is also being done on finding the optimal composition of various titanium alloys. [View Details]
  • Titanium Production and Fabrication

    The processing of titanium metal occurs in 4 major steps: reduction of titanium ore into "sponge", a porous form; melting of sponge, or sponge plus a master alloy to form an ingot; primary fabrication, where an ingot is converted into general mill products such as billet, bar, plate, sheet, strip, and tube; and secondary fabrication of finished shapes from mill products. [View Details]
  • Titanium Raw Material

    Titanium is obtained from various ores that occur naturally on the earth. The primary ores used for titanium production include ilmenite, leucoxene, and rutile. Other notable sources include anatase, perovskite, and sphene.Ilmenite and leucoxene are titaniferous ores. Ilmenite (FeTiO3) contains approximately 53% titanium dioxide. Leucoxene has a similar composition but has about 90% titanium dioxide. They are found associated with hard rock deposits or in beaches and alluvial sands. Rutile is relatively pure titanium dioxide (TiO2). [View Details]
  • Titanium Forming

    SLT titanium industry’s system of forming utilizes simple tooling which can be built quickly and inexpensively. Rather than making costly progressive dies, tooling is broken up into multiple stations, with each stage performing an individual operation such as a single bend. Not only is this a less expensive method, but stations can be made in parallel, saving time. SLT titanium industry most often uses kick presses which are ideal for this low cost tooling and can be setup very quickly. [View Details]
  • Titanium Stamping

    As a leading contract manufacturer of custom titanium stamping products, SLT titanium industry uses titanium to fabricate medical instruments, surgical implants, jet engine parts, spacecraft parts, defense parts, automotive components, sporting goods, and various other precision pieces. Our titanium stamping capabilities range in size from very small, precision parts to large, heavy gauge components. We can blank, pierce, and form titanium stampings as small as the tip of a pencil and as large as a compact disc. [View Details]
  • Titanium Etching

    Titanium etching often requires the use of acid etchants, which are able to cut through the oxidized coating that forms when the raw metal is exposed to air. Titanium is renowned for its light weight, corrosion resistance and strength, and is often used in the fabrication of: eye glasses, antennas, satellite components, jet engines, and more. SLT titanium industry is a leading supplier of component parts made from titanium etching. [View Details]
  • Current Titanium Research

    New manufacturing and engineering methods are expanding titanium's uses. The Office of Naval Research announced in 2012 that a new method of welding titanium would be used to produce a full-sized ship hull; the construction is a breakthrough, according to the Navy, because titanium is typically too expensive and difficult to manufacture for shipbuilding. The new method, called friction stir welding, uses a rotating metal pin to partially melt the edges of two pieces of titanium together. [View Details]
  • Superhero element

    For an element with superpowers, titanium has a fitting origin story: It is forged in the depths of supernovas, or collapsing stars. A 2012 study of a particular dying star, Supernova 1987A, found that a single supernova can create 100 Earths worth of titanium-44, a radioactive isotope of titanium, by mass. Titanium is the ninth most abundant metal in Earth's crust, according to Chemicool, but it wasn't discovered until 1791. English amateur geologist Rev. William Gregor discovered some black, metallic sand in a creek bed, analyzed it and discovered it to be a mixture of magnetite, a common form of iron oxide, and a new metal. Gregor called it manaccanite for the parish in which he'd discovered the sand. [View Details]
  • How many do you know about titanium

    Almost every igneous rock — rocks formed from the solidification of molten rock — contains titanium, according to the RSC. A Boeing 737 Dreamliner is made of 15 percent titanium, according to the company. 3.Titanium is orbiting the planet right now: The International Space Station (ISS) has a number of titanium parts, including pipes, according to NASA. The Rosetta Project, a research and archiving venture with the goal of preserving human languages and thought, has also flown an etched piece of pure titanium outside the ISS, to see how it stands up to radiation and the harsh environment of space. [View Details]

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